City of Binghamton, New York

Vacant Property Officer

November 15, 2017 - 2:41pm -- alrutherford
Date Posted: 
11/15/2017
Location: 
PHCD
Salary: 
$38,000
Last Date To File: 
12/01/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This position develops procedures for and coordinates the Vacant Property Registration program to include identification of abandoned properties and properties in the process of foreclosure; Property ownership and occupancy status; and codes applicable to abandoned, vacant, zombie and blighted properties. Performs investigations and identifies properties for prosecution of violations involving abandoned, vacant, zombie and problem blighted properties by collecting and analyzing physical data regarding ownership status, vacancy status, property condition, and building conditions under Planning, Housing and Community Development. Exercises independent judgment as required to develop methods and procedures for vacant property data collection, code violation identification, marketing of available city owned properties, and related programming involving financial management of Vacant Property Registration fees and Geographic Information Systems. The position reports directly to the Planning, Housing and Community Development Director.

Minimum Qualifications: 

(a)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or  university with a Bachelors Degree in Finance, Property Management, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering  or related field with one (1) year experience/internship in either city planning, property management, mortgage financing, public policy, code enforcement or related field; or

 

(b)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associates Degree in one of the fields in (a) above and two years of experience/internship in either city planning, property management, mortgage financing, public policy, code enforcement or similarly related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess and maintain a valid NYS Drivers License  throughout appointment.

Typical Work Activities: 

Ensures compliance with Vacant Property Registration and Absentee Landlord Registration ordinances by soliciting, compiling and maintaining application, registration, and enforcement recordsworks with NY-DFS and NGO Regional  Housing Counselor on Foreclosed and Zombie Properties, Coordinates interdepartmental communication  between Code, Corporation Counsel, Police, Fire, BEDO and Building Construction, and Parks Departments. Promoting property registration, code compliance, nuisance abatement, related civil judicial action, property receivership/acquisition, as well as investment in repair or revitalization under new or established property reclamation and redevelopment programs;  researches, develops, and promotes legal or administrative methodologies, including grant administration, associated with blight prevention and abatement, neighborhood safety, property acquisition & redevelopment and adaptive re-use of vacant, unoccupied, or abandoned properties and structures as a function of community-based planning;  Identifies trends within housing and commercial stocks; identifies needed policy modifications;  Prepares and presents periodic reports that demonstrate program performance;Oversees development of community education regarding programs and services available for Vacant, Abandoned and Foreclosed properties.